Category: Heart Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Replacement (TAVR), a summary of the program at Bellin Health. Dr. Steven Gerndt, cardiothoracic surgeon introduces Dr. Paul Hudson, Cardiology Lead of the TAVR program. Hear the presentation here.
Learn about the guidelines, who is appropriate for a percutaneous valve, how the team works together for the best care of the patient and review of the first cases done at Bellin, the only approved hospital site in NorthEastern WI to perform this new procedure.
Listen and watch the presentation here:
The Valve Center at Bellin Health provides a multidisciplinary team of experienced experts to offer the most complete and fully integrated care in the region. It is designed to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with symptomatic and complex valvular heart disease.
The AmeriHeart is an extreme example of the heart anatomy. But it is such a useful tool. How better to see the heart, learn what each part of the heart does and remember the importance of taking good care of your heart, than to walk through a GIANT anatomically correct heart? It has a lasting impression. Let me walk you through it.
John Jones is an advocate for heart heart, especially men's health. See his blog called The Bulletproof Myth at http://www.bulletproofmyth.com/blog/
2011 marks the anniversary of a medical emergency for John, that changed his life. This year, he is participating in the Bellin Run as part of his heart health journey. Watch his video.
I would like to show you a great video that will help you to understand how build-up occurs in your arteries. Plaque, build-up or blockages can happen in any artery in your body and can lead to heart attack, stroke or the need for amputation of a toe or foot. Watch and see how this happens inside you!
Ask Kelly question:
Hi, 14 years ago I had a spontaneous dissection of the LAD descending. August 23rd of this year I had horrible building pain in my upper back. Shortness of breath, nausea and sweating. I thought it was just my back. Before I got upstairs to lie down my chest started hurting. So, I took an aspirin, because that happens often. However, in several minutes ALL pain was gone. I was shocked because the back pain had me in tears, I had taken a T3 two hours earlier to no effect. I have pain in my back daily now and an aspirin usually takes care of it.
My cardiologist wants me to get a CT scan, but I am not insurable because of my first attack. I am, female and 55 years old. It seems my symptoms indicate a dissection of the aorta, is this possible?
What exactly does it mean?
My doctor was too busy berating me for not quitting smoking and not having insurance to explain. Also, I am under stress because my husband has a few mental illnesses with BIG control issues. Thank you.